MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 122%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 143%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 110%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 93.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics135% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive334% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory28.5 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190222
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 03 '19 at 07:54
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (57th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-8700K-$340
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
93.2% Outstanding
1-Core 134
2-Core 264
94% 199 Pts
4-Core 528
8-Core 815
86% 671 Pts
64-Core 1,051
71% 1,051 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 93.2%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$450
Asus(1043 8672) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 419.67
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
135% Outstanding
Lighting 386
Reflection 320
Parallax 410
122% 372 fps
MRender 377
Gravity 381
Splatting 236
144% 331 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 135%
Great: 145%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
XPG GAMMIX S11 Pro 512GB
437GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0906I
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1764 1793 1782 800 509 511 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
334% Outstanding
Read 2,701
Write 1,783
Mixed 1,470
SusWrite 1,193
398% 1,787 MB/s
4K Read 65.2
4K Write 172
4K Mixed 90.5
306% 109 MB/s
DQ Read 1,414
DQ Write 1202
DQ Mixed 567
627% 1,061 MB/s
Poor: 182%
This bench: 334%
Great: 344%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x16GB-$165
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (21st percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
73.8% Very good
MC Read 27.1
MC Write 27.9
MC Mixed 22.7
74% 25.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 26.2
SC Mixed 24.4
65% 22.9 GB/s
Latency 66.2
60% 66.2 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 111%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) Builds (Compare 7,674 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $142

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $959
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HDDRAMUSB
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